Evaluation and Management of Student Diversity: A New Model for Tertiary Science Education.

Imogen Moore, James Woolnough, Ljubov Simson

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Abstract

With the goal of increasing University accessibility and success to a wider demographic of students, managing student diversity in the tertiary sector calls for new approaches to tertiary science education. Since adopting a modified admissions policy in 2010, we found that students who entered our science-related degrees with an ATAR/UAI of less than 70 or with no ATAR performed poorly compared to students with higher a ATAR/UAI. We have established a Diploma of Science pathway, UC-SUCCEED, aimed to cater our diverse student cohort more effectively. The one-year Diploma of Science program is designed to articulate directly into our 1st year Bachelor Science courses, providing the foundation knowledge to better prepare students for successful university studies in the Sciences and a transformative educational experience
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education : Teaching for Diversity : Challenges and Strategies
EditorsManjula Sharma, Alexandra Yeung, Trisha Jenkins, Elizabeth Johnson, Gerry Rayner, Jan West
Place of PublicationSydney,NSW
PublisherUniversity of Sydney
Pages151-155
Number of pages5
Volume17
ISBN (Print)9780987183408
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAustralian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (2011) - Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (2011)
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period28/09/1130/09/11

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